Technology & Your Comfort

Digital Radiography

What We See Is What We Get

We are excited to be utilizing digital radiography in our practice – a procedure that's fast, comfortable, and incredibly precise. Using digital radiography gives us extremely accurate images to diagnose your dental problems. We can immediately translate that information into a large, clear, accurate image, projected onto a monitor that both the patient and the doctor can study together in the operatory. You won’t even have to leave your chair. Digital radiography’s technology improves and simplifies the way we care for our patients’ teeth, resulting in better dental evaluations and treatment decisions. As the most important member of your dental team, you need to understand the condition of your mouth, as well as our recommendations for treatment. Digital radiographs help us help you.

Reduced Radiation, Radical Results

Traditionally, dentists used X-rays to see what the naked eye could not. X-rays were developed in a darkroom with hazardous chemicals, and then viewed on a special light board. The developed X-rays had to be stored, which required large filing systems. All X-rays involve radiation exposure to patients, but traditional X-rays have a significantly higher level of radiation compared to digital radiography.

Now, when you come into the office for X-rays, a tiny sensor is placed in your mouth to emit a small amount of radiation – up to 90-percent less than traditional X-rays required. This creates a detailed image of your internal oral structures that is immediately viewable on a chairside monitor. We can rotate, magnify, and adjust the image contrast to improve our diagnostic capabilities. The digital images store easily and efficiently in our computer files, safe and sound. For insurance purposes, referrals, or patient education, digital X-rays can be easily, inexpensively, and accurately reproduced indefinitely.

Digital X-rays offer unparalleled benefits over traditional radiographs: they’re convenient, safe for the environment, provide a great opportunity for patient education, can be transferred and copied efficiently, and best of all, they’re safer for our patients.